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School Headmistress held for carrying Beef to school in Assam


Dispur: Headmistress of a Government School was held for allegedly carrying beef to school in Assam’s Goalpara district on May 16.

The arrested was identified as Dalima Nessa, 56, the headmistress of Hurkachungi Middle English School in Goalpara’s Lakhipur area. She was interrogated and arrested by the police after a colleague of hers registered a complaint against her of bringing beef to an official function at school.

The police officer in charge said, “The school management committee said that she had brought beef to school for lunch, and was serving it to some members of the staff, which created a sense of discomfort among them”. He further added that the incident upset both the religious communities in the school.

The incident occurred on May 14 during the State Government’s annual Gunostav program. The next day, the headmistress was bought for questioning and is currently in judicial custody.

Beef has not yet been banned in Assam but a law passed in 2021 on cattle preservation restricts the transportation of animals and prevents the selling of meat in the areas that are dominated by non-beef-eating communities.

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